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Janette Ireland

Artist Profile:

Janette Ireland is an experienced mosaic artist who works on both public and private commissions.
Janette's training and education combined art and science with basket-making, embroidery, carpentry, gardening and a love of the environment. After working for a number of years as a teacher, Janette subsequently trained in pebble mosaic fabrication and installation and she is now an established mosaic artist.
Janette's mosaics feature in public commissions in places as far apart as Bentham and Bournemouth, Somerset and Stevenage and in private commissions from Edinburgh to Southampton.
"A practical background has enabled me to combine pebble mosaic work with smalti mosaics, glass as marbles or nuggets and carved limestone, which widens the range of texture and colour.
Working with an upside-down technique, which produces a level walking surface and uses non-shrink grout for durability, the mosaics are made with very small stones to produce fine and detailed designs.
By using different shapes and orientation of pebbles, I create effects akin to stitches or weaving. My designs are tactile and I enjoy the challenge of pattern making within bold outlines. Each mosaic is site-specific and can be any shape or size, set within paving or under water. They provide a surface suitable for walkers, cycles, pushchairs, wheelchairs or traffic."



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